Meet Dr. Ristvedt
Dr. Deborah Gess Ristvedt is a third-generation, board-certified eye surgeon who provides comprehensive ophthalmology services to her patients in Alexandria, MN, and the surrounding communities. Dr. Ristvedt and her practice in Alexandria joined Vance Thompson Vision in 2018 and utilize innovative techniques and state-of-the-art technology to offer advanced procedures for the benefit of their patients. She specializes in advanced cataract surgery, glaucoma care, and oculoplastic surgery. At our facility, she works with her patients to formulate customized treatment plans in order to achieve restorative, desirable results.
Skills & Specialties
At our Alexandria practice, Dr. Ristvedt specializes in offering an array of treatments for several eye conditions. Cataract surgery and minimally invasive glaucoma surgery are among the latest technologies and techniques being performed by Dr. Ristvedt. To treat glaucoma she performs several innovative procedures including iStent, Xen Gel stent, Kahook Dual Blade, and Micropulse. Dr. Ristvedt also provides oculoplastic treatments for rejuvenating, restorative results. For patients looking for a long-lasting laser vision correction solution, Dr. Ristvedt refers her patients to Dr. Mike Greenwood at our Fargo, ND location.
Education & Training
Dr. Ristvedt attended Des Moines University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Des Moines, IA. She then completed her residency training in ophthalmology at Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Genesys Regional Medical Center in Grand Blanc, MI. Dr. Ristvedt has since earned her board certification.
Dr. Ristvedt is a proud member of several prestigious organizations including:
- The American Academy of Ophthalmology
- The American Association of Cataract and Refractive Surgeons
Hobbies & Personal Interests
Outside of her work, Dr. Ristvedt enjoys spending time with her loved ones. She is married, has a daughter and two sons, and hopes to leave a legacy of a faith-filled life that translates into compassion for people and love for family and friends. Along with spending time with her family, Dr. Ristvedt also enjoys painting, paddle boarding, and wake surfing."